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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Santa will feel right at home..........................

It seems it'll be a white christmas at the Brown Gingham cabin. We have had a little over a foot of snow in the last couple of weeks.and the temps have been freezing. They are predicting a possible snow event, as they are calling it, on Christmas Eve, but they aren't sure...yet. We haven't had a December like this in a very long time. Actually this is Jan/ Feb weather in these parts. Between you and me...since this is the Winter Solstice...I am now looking forward to longer days (yes, even tho it is at a minute a day you do  notice) and that this early weather foretells of a very early spring !!
I have been very slow to decorate this Christmas, I do have touches, but have been very bad about taking pics. I hope to get some shots during my New Year break next week and post so you can visit. Today I wanted to go thru some of my Christmas/Winter dishes I have collected and brought out
I love Christmas dishes and looked for a long time....Spode......Lenox....so beautiful, classic, elegant, but too fancy for a gingham girl. Johnson Brothers transferware a bit more my style....but as with Spode and Lenox a bit pricey. To me Christmas is a time of childlike wonder with big doses of whimsy. So when I found my dishes I knew in an instant they were for us.................................................................................................

                                                                         
This Debbie Mumm's Woodland Santa is a 20-pc placesetting.














I love to mix the pine plate and bowls, after Christmas, with my mochaware and/or these vintage 1940's Pine Bough 20 pc placesetting  that were a Christmas present last year from my parents..................
I had found a cake plate a long time ago and knew it had a whole set that matched it, but never saw it. They found it at our local antique mall. The pine motif goes so well with our cabin in the woods .


Since it is Rednesday Wednesday at Susan's It's A Very Cherry World, I thought I'd link in with my splashes of Christmas red. I  hope you can come with me and see all the other holiday reds.
And, since it is also Tablescape Thursday at Susan's Between Naps On The Porch I thought this post would fit right in too. Tablescapers if all goes as planned I'll have the completed table for Christmas week! Now lets follow the little blue links and check out all the Christmas pretties!


16 comments:

Cherry Chick said...

Melody...what a charming Rednesday post. Your Debbie Mumm pieces are just wonderful. I love the checkboard look.
I'm loving your blog holiday look, too. Very cute.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What charming dishes and perfect for your woodland Christmas! Thank you for the Christmas greetings you sent earlier this month too. That was sweet!

Shirley said...

Hi Melody, You have been getting the snow that has missed us so far. It is like we are sitting in a hollow and it is going all around us so far. I just don't want snow this next week on Tuesday for I have to spend the day in the city. John has to have an iron infusion and it will take most of the day. My boy has taken him to two doctor appointements so that I didn't have to lay off work. I can't let him go with his dad because you have to stay with him and he would have an asthma attack for sure. I hope you are well. We are doing pretty good other then that and our son is looking for a job right now. I liked your post tonight. Have a very Merry Christmas. I have Friday off this week. Take care Your Missouri Friend Shirley

LV said...

With all that snow, at least it will feel more like Christmas. We had 87 degrees today in Texas and that is hard to get into the spirit.

Sarah said...

Debbie Mumm designs are some of my favorites. Love the checks around the border and the way they go with your vintage pine cones pieces. Happy Holidays!

Dena E's Blog said...

Yes Debbie Mumm's style and art creations are just fantastic Sis.. Wonderful pieces!!!
May our Sweet LORD cover You with blessings while you seek Him in this, His beautiful season.
Isn't it magnificent knowing He is the Reason for every Season......
Praying God's Blessings on You not only for Christmas but, all the New Year too!!!~~~Hugs Dena

Shelley said...

Snow for Christmas...magical...lovely dishes...blessings and stay warm :)

GoodyGirlRed said...

I love your Debbie Mumm dishes--so festive! --Merry Christmas--

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

You have some beautiful dishes here. Love them all!
Blessings~
Gwenny

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I love to see snow and specially snow covered mountains or roofs and trees. The picture is so pretty.

Love your dishes, very pretty. Happy Holidays, may you have a blessed one.

~~Carol~~ said...

I just love Debbie Mumm anything! I love her fabric and her flags and everything else. Your dishes are so charming!
Merry Christmas and Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Carey said...

Hi Melody,
I Love those pine bough plates so much. Thanks for visiting my rednesday post. I found the shelf liner instructions on Country Living wesite under papercrafts. If you can't find it let me know. Merry Christmas!
Carey

Marlis said...

I've always loved Debbie Mumm.. The pine pieces will be just lovely combined. Your table is wonderful! Merry Christmas to you and yours and may the blessings of the new year unfold by the thousands!

Donnie said...

Love all those darling dishes and hope you and yours have a safe and warm Christmas.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your Christmas dishes are really cute! Lovin' the pine dishes they are just beautiful-Merry Christmas:@)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

These dishes look like a charming selection for your cabin in the woods! Merry Christmas!